CALSTRS BITES APPLE!

But who has hurt California kids more? Apparently the board of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) worries that Apple’s smartphones negatively impact child development. Presumably there will now be a lot of research on that subject. But no research…

California’s OPEB Crisis

Jerry Brown and Betty Yee aren’t telling you the whole story. Everyone has heard about pension costs but few have heard about the other retirement cost that’s burdening California governments and schools. “OPEB” — “Other Post-Employment Benefits” — are a form of deferred compensation, just…

California’s Own Shutdown

Schools are open but shelves are barren. Everyone can see the federal shutdown is reducing some public services but California legislators are turning a blind eye to their state’s own shutdown. Public schools in Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, San Diego,…